09 May 2017

David G. Bradley, Chairman of Atlantic Media, to Address Graduating Harvard MBA Students on Class Day

David G. Bradley

BOSTON—David G. Bradley (MBA 1977), the chairman of Atlantic Media, will be the Harvard Business School Class Day keynote speaker on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (the day before the Harvard University Commencement exercises). The ceremony, which will take place on the Baker Lawn on the School’s campus in Boston, will also include a welcome from the co-presidents of the MBA Class of 2017, presentations of the Alumni Achievement Awards and the Faculty Teaching Awards, and a student address.

Bradley is a graduate of Swarthmore College and holds a JD from Georgetown University. He originally purchased The Atlantic in 1999 and built it into a portfolio of media platforms. Prior to that, he founded, built, and sold two research firms: the Advisory Board Company and the Corporate Executive Board Company. He and his wife, Katherine, also cofounded CityBridge, a nonprofit that brings best practices to Washington, DC public schools.

The HBS Class Day ceremony is planned and conducted by a committee of second-year MBA students. It is open to members of the graduating class and their guests as well as HBS alumni, faculty, and staff.

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Christian Camerota

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.